Christopher Imumolen, Accord Party presidential flag bearer in the February 25 poll, has called on Peter Obi (Labour Party), Bola Tinubu (APC), Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP) and older candidates in the presidential race to step down for a younger and capable candidate like him.
Mr Imumolen said he impacted the lives of Nigerians with his private funds and is willing to replicate greater impact when elected as the president of Nigeria.
“I have done so much privately. I am the youngest candidate and the only candidate that has built schools, put students on scholarship schemes and provided healthcare and prison reform programmes to Nigerians,” the Accord Party presidential hopeful explained. “Nigeria is a great country, but we have been so unlucky with bad leaders; we have great youths with bad leaders. With my private funds, I have given education to over 20,000 Nigerian students.”
Mr Imumolen said during his campaign on Wednesday in Abuja, stressing his belief “that great leaders are those given opportunities to serve at their youthful age, and that is why I am in the race.”
He added, “I have empowered women to become financially stable. I have alleviated poverty at the grassroots and brought good healthcare to the people. I’m the youngest, most educated candidate, and I’m the only candidate that when you go about, you see people testify about me with or without politics.”
He urged Nigerians to vote for him and other candidates contesting on the platform of the Accord Party, promising to make a difference just as the president of France contested on the platform of “a smaller party and won the presidential seat.”
“I would also do the same by winning the presidential seat from a smaller party to the amazement of the bigger parties and more popular candidates,” Mr Imumolen vowed. “If you look at the other runners in the presidential race, you will see that the other contestants achieved so much as youths. They achieved the apex of their career in their early youths. All their testimonies were from their youthful days.”
According to the Accord Party presidential standard-bearer, the successes of the Nigerian youth are attracting international recognition to the country.
“Look at countries like France, Kenya and others. Their leaders are young, vibrant youths with the in-depth capacity to lead because they are youths. Nigeria is progressing because of the youth,” he stressed. “Few days ago, a musician called Tems won the Grammy Award, which means if the youth are allowed to run the government and economy of the day, we would see results.”
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